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Norman Robert Bryden

Male 1936 - 2019  (83 years)


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  • Name Norman Robert Bryden 
    Born 4 Feb 1936  Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1940  Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Dec 2019  Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9445  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2019 

    Father Clarence Gordon Bryden,   b. 4 Mar 1902, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Mother Mary Pauline Pike,   b. 6 May 1907, Saint John, St. John Co., New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 2000, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 5 Sep 1928 
    Family ID F3173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Jean Maloney 
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F1486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1936 - Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Dec 2019 - Bedford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • NORMAN R. BRYDEN
      UNITED STATES NAVY VETERAN
      AGE 83 YEARS

      Norman R. Bryden Of Waltham, passed away, December 14, 2019.
      Norman was a son of the late Clarence and Mary Pauline (Pike) Bryden, and had been a lifelong resident. After his father's death at a young age Pauline later married Floyd Wyman who helped to raise Norman and his siblings.

      After high school he joined the United States Navy during the Korean War. He served aboard the USS Bennington, CVA-20, an Essex-class aircraft carrier. During his time aboard ship the Bennington suffered a catastrophic explosion in May, 1954 resulting in the deaths of 103 crewmen and more than 200 injuries. The incident became the impetus for the Navy changing their aircraft catapult systems from hydraulics to steam, a method still used today.

      When he got out of the service Norman went to work in the trades before beginning a forty year career in 1961 as a machinist for the W.H. Nichols Company in Waltham, which later became part of Parker-Hannifin.

      Husband of Catherine J. (Maloney) Bryden. Father of Christine M. Nickoloff (David) of Leominster and Cynthia L. Parker (Steven) of Woburn. Grandfather of 4 grandchildren. Great-grandfather of one. Brother of Claire Champlain of Oceanside, CA and the late Donald Bryden and Shirley Casella. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.

      ARRANGEMENTS: Joyce Funeral Home, Waltham.
      BURIAL: Mount Feake Cemetery, Waltham.
      Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 20, 2019